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"I start off at the front and end up at the back."

Helen Henry  is  Co-Chair of the New NHS Alliance – See:- www.nhsalliance.org - a values-led movement of people and organisations committed to building a sustainable, community-based health service. We strongly endorse this article by her which advises how to approach community development, particularly in relation to Men's Sheds. The quotation above is how she describes her leadership skills.

Managing the transition …

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Transform Ageing

Under the title Transform Ageing the Design Council is leading an initiative to 'define, develop and deliver new solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities'. This Big Lottery funded scheme is looking for people who want to make positive changes to register with them initially from the areas of Cornwall, Devon or Somerset. Partners in …

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Looking for a Shed group

Here are some of the people who have contacted us this last month saying they would like to be in touch with others to discuss starting a new Shed group. If you are local or can let others know who might be interested then do make contact. Dawlish/Teignmouth: Allen Hardy would like to become involved and contribute to a new …

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New Shed in your area?

Although there are other new Sheds in development these are limited to notices received last month. To publicise your work mail editor@menssheds.org.uk Hooray! Southsea Men’s Shed is opening for the first time this week as an addition to a thriving sports organization. The contact is Chris Cox at chris@spiritinsport.org.uk 'Everything is in place' to open a new Shed at Ilkeston, …

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The UK map of Sheds

In the last three months (Sept-Nov inc) the map of Sheds on the UKMSA website has been viewed 19000 times or just over 200 times every day! That is a lot of people looking around for a Shed to go to. Every Shed who wishes it is shown on the map including those being planned along with details supplied to …

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Repair to the Shed

Chris Lee coordinates the Repair Shed in Hemel Hempstead where they arrange events for people to bring in their goods to see if they can be repaired. Anyone might help anyone else although there are people to hand with particular skills and some equipment. It publicises the Shed, creates goodwill in the community and saves landfill. Volunteers like the problem-solving …

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Shed Leader - Please forward on this newsletter to all your Shedders who have email addresses, and encourage them to register for their own copy at:
http://menssheds.org.uk/new-developments/

Otherwise please print and place on your noticeboard for those Shedders who don't use email.